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Hexham First School

R.E.

We aim to develop a child’s knowledge and awareness of themselves, other people, their world and issues and dilemmas they may face. We aim to develop the child’s confidence and their abilities in a caring and sharing environment. We promote moral and social education which aims to foster the values of respect, honesty, trust, truth and fairness. Children have opportunities to explore the Christian faith and other world religions.

It is a statutory requirement that R.E. is taught. The R.E. teaching syllabus is closely linked to the QCA document for R.E. and may be taught through cross curricular themes such as ‘homes’ or a specific topic such as ‘places of worship’. There is a daily act of collective worship as required by law. Worship involves the Head Teacher, teachers, children and local clergy. We also have frequent visits from members of our community such as prayer groups and leaders from other religious denominations. Parents have the right according to Section 9 of the 1988 Education Act to remove their child from acts of collective worship or R.E. lessons. Parents are asked to contact the Head Teacher if they wish to exercise this right

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